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22 Reasons Giraffes Should Be Your New Favourite Animal

From their long necks to their tufty ossicones.

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19. The way giraffes have to bend to drink leaves them open to predators, so their digestive system has evolved to take water from the plants they eat. They only need to drink every couple of days.

20. Female giraffes are only ready to mate for brief periods every two weeks. The males drink the females' urine to determine if she's ready to mate, or if they should leave her alone.

22. Male giraffes fight by rubbing and twisting their necks together. Sometimes this test of strength arouses the giraffes so much that they stop fighting and move onto... other things.


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